Ganpati Gadad - One day trek from Mumbai

Charges 750/- per person. Join Mumbai's renowned trekking team Mischief Treks for an amazing experience at "Ganpati Gadad". This Trekking event is safe and suitable for girls, women, kids, families, groups, and solo travelers coming alone. It is an Easy-grade trek/trail near Mumbai/Pune/Nashik. Pickup and drop facility is available from Mumbai - Borivali, Goregaon, Andheri, Bandra, Sion, Chembur, Thane, Kalyan. You get to see Many small waterfalls on your trek, lush green valley and explore ancient Caves

Ganpati gadad - monsoon trek

Ganpati Gadad are a group of 6-7 caves near Dhasai, known to be built by Pandavas around 2500 years ago. The caves get their name from the Lord Ganesh idol that is carved on the main cave. Ganpati Gadad's literal meaning is the caves of Lord Shree Ganesha. They are also known as Ganesh Leni in Marathi (Leni is a holy shrine, mostly in a cave carved out of stone) Ganpati Gadad is an easy trek, this trek starts from Sonawale village and it takes 2.3 hours to reach the Ganpati Gadad Caves. You can enjoy waterfall rappelling at Ganpati Gadad during monsoons. The trek route is full of lush green Valleys, a long stretch of fields, majestic waterfalls, beautiful streams, and water cisterns.

  • Venue: Mumbai - Ganpati Gadad - Mumbai

  • Address: Malsej, Maharashtra.

  • Category: Weekend getaway. Easy level trek/hike suitable for beginners.

  • Duration: One day trek

  • Height: 1200 Meters / 3973 feet

  • Base Village: Sonavale

  • Batch Size: 20 Participants only
    (We do not take a crowd of 80-100 people on treks, it's against our safety policy.)

  • Fees: ₹750.00 per participant. (website booking discount)
    Rs.1300 750/- per person participants need to reach the base village in their own vehicle.
    Rs.1800 1200/- per person with a pickup and drop from Mumbai
    NO Additional hidden charges 🙂

Ganpati Gadad Trek Dates:

Click here for details regarding Customised Private Trek

⚠️ Booking closes once seats are sold out, book well in advance to avoid missing out on the slots.

NOTE- Customised Group Booking: The dates mentioned as available for customised group booking, are the dates where you can opt for a private event for yourself or along with your friends and family. For charges of Pvt. trek click here

Ganpati Gadad - Major attractions:

  • Water cisterns

  • Exploring Ancient Caves.

  • Scenic jungle Trek

  • Panoramic view of lush green valley

  • Majestic waterfalls and streams during monsoons

  • Picturesque view of Siddhagad, Gorakhgad, Machindragad, Dhakoba, Jivdhan Forts and Naneghat

  • Photography - be ready to get clicked.

  • All the "Masti" which is a USP of Mischief Treks.

So, unleash your wild side and get going.

Duration of Ganpati Gadad trek:

It takes approximately 1:30 hours to ascend and reach the Ganpati Gadad Caves. Whereas descending back to base takes approximately 1 hour. Ganpati Gadad is best suited for one day trek if you are traveling from Mumbai or Pune. As it is on 3 hours drive from Mumbai and 5 hour drive from Pune.

Detailed Itinerary - Ganpati Gadad Trek

Meeting Point: SNGP Gate , Borivali.
Three hours prior to the event date and time, we will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination purposes. Exact GPS locations will be shared in the group along with live location of the bus

Pickup Points for Ganpati Gadad Trek
Meeting time: 05:30 pm
05.45 am: 🚐 Borivli - SGNP Gate
05:55 am : 🚐 Goregaon - Pathanwadi Oberoi Mall
06:00 am : 🚐 Andheri - Start of Flyover
06:15 am : 🚐 Bandra - Kala Nagar WEH Bus Stop
06:30 am : 🚐 Sion Station Circle
06:45 am : 🚐 Chembur - Amar Mahal
07:15 am : 🚐 Thane - Teen haat naka
07:45 am : 🚐 Kalyan bypass on NH3

08:05 am:
🚐 Durgadi Killa
08:30 am:
🚐 Shahad Bridge
(Those coming in own vehicle need to meet us at Durgadi at 08:05 am and follow our vehicle till the trek location)

Plan for the Ganpati Gadad Trek

  • Reach base village approximately by 10:00 am

  • Freshen up, have breakfast

  • Introduction and safety instruction session and start trekking towards the Ganpati Gadad Caves.

  • Cross water several streams and water cisterns, the Waterfall in front of the Cave is mesmerizing.

  • Explore the majestic view from top.

  • Around 2:30 pm head back to base and have lunch

  • Start return journey to Mumbai around 04:00 pm

  • Reach Mumbai tentatively by 07:00 pm depending on traffic conditions.

Ganpati Gadad Trek fees include

  • Pickup and drop from Mumbai ( If opted for )

  • Lunch (pure veg)

  • Breakfast and Tea

  • Govt / Local Body Charges as applicable

  • Trek expertise charges

  • Basic First Aid


  • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.

  • Any emergency evacuations/rescue (if required)

  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned above.

Things to carry for Ganpati Gadad Trek

  1. Identity proof.

  2. Good and reliable trekking shoes and extra pair of floaters.

  3. Water (minimum 2 Ltrs) Compulsory.

  4. Medicines (if you need any), Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder (We will have a basic first aid kit with us).

  5. Raincoat / windcheater / Poncho.

  6. Keep your phone fully charged.

  7. Mosquito repellent (optional)

  8. Some ready-to-eat food like biscuits, plum cake, etc to keep your tummy happy.

  9. A haversack to put all your things. Your hands need to be free while trekking.

  10. And most imp thing, carry lot of enthusiasm and team spirit.

You should not carry:

  • Jholas/sling bag.

  • Do not wear sandals, floater, chappal, or ballerinas.

  • Please avoid wearing Jewelry.

  • Alcohol or any narcotic substance.

How to Reach Ganpati Gadad

To get accurate travel info for reaching meeting point and then moving further to the Base village
1. Open Google search tab
2. Type the following words in search window "
My location to Durgadi distance" -AND- same can be done for your location to Ganpati Gadad to find exact info.
3. You shall get the exact time required to travel, modes of travel, and distance (kilometers) from your location

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and before registration, you have gone through all the details, Itinerary, FAQ, Points to note, About-Us, Fees, and Disclaimer. Do not register for events without reading and understanding the details mentioned on the event details page.

Points to Note and FAQ's

Following are the frequently asked questions regarding Ganpatigadad Trek

Q. How do I get all the details about the trek, like charges, meeting time, pickup time and location, inclusion, exclusion, things to carry, etc? Can someone read it out for me on phone?

Ans. All the details are mentioned on this page itself, once you scroll up you will all info on your screen. Sorry we do not verbally provide details on phone as it usually creates lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication. Also, its extremely important to read and understand all the details before you book the event so that you have absolute clarity. If something mentioned on this page is confusing , you can get clarity on chat by clicking on chat with us button on top. To discuss things that are not mentioned on this website we can arrange a callback from one of our trek leaders.

Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed for the event?

Ans. No !, your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details at least 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to the campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of an emergency and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent on WhatsApp immediately after you complete the booking instructions mentioned on the website. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. Why is submitting emergency contact details and KYC information mandatory?

Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our campsite or trek is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to take authentic information from you. Fake/Incomplete information or non-submission of the details will make your ticket (paid amount) invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. You will not be allowed to participate in the event.

Q. If I have opted for "with transport", which vehicle will be provided?

Ans. Transport from Mumbai is generally provided by bus. The bus capacity varies with reference to participant count. 17 seater, 26 Seater, 32 seater etc .. , if the participant count is low we may opt for Qualis/Sumo/ Tavera for transport

Q. Does the cancellation policy/rescheduling policy apply to me if I book on event day or last day?

Ans: Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of the booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from the date and time of booking. The refunds/rescheduling requests will be processed based on the date and time of cancellation/reschedule request sent to us and the date and time of booking the event are irrelevant.

Q. What is the basis of cancellation/reschedule policy in case of medical or personal emergency of participant or organizing team?

Ans: The cancellation policy is based on fairness towards the participant and the organizing team. In case of medical/personal emergency, the loss arising out of cancellation/reschedule will be borne by the respective person. i.e. if the organizing team faces an emergency situation and the event gets canceled, the participant will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if the participant faces an emergency situation, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss. The cancellation policy is designed with a completely unbiased approach towards the participant and organizing team and is aimed at fairness towards both.

Q. What if there is an issue with transport, i.e. the bus breaks down, AC is not working, tyre gets punctured? will we get a refund?

Ans. Mischief Treks as a team conducts treks only. All the support functions like transport, food etc are sourced from various other vendors to help the participants have it streamlined. Equipment failure can happen any time with any piece of machinery and we can try to get a replacement/repair from the vendor. This may consume time and the trek leader may decide to continue the trek as deemed fit to get the event completed. We as well as the participants have to bare with it. There are no refunds possible in such case. The Trek leader's decision to terminate the trek or continue the trek with available resources will be final and binding.

Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach for the event?

Ans. You need to reach the Meeting point at scheduled meeting time. This is where we will be meeting, from here you can follow our vehicles. You will be given exact coordinates after you finish booking formalities. We will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination, you will be provided all relevant details in the group. Please do not be late, we cannot keep other participants waiting. If you are not able to reach on time you will be considered a Drop-Out and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. How many people will be coming for the trek?

Ans. Depends on the number of people booking the event. Generally, the batch size is approximately 20-25 participants. It is a Public place and we have no access to data on other organizers' bookings hence we cannot comment on the exact number of people planning to visit this place on a given date.

Q. Is this Trek safe for solo participants?

Ans. Yes Trek is safe and comfortable. Mostly 40% of the participants come solo and blend in with the trek leaders and the rest of the group.

Q. Is this Trek safe for girls?

Ans. Mischief Treks has a track record of making our trekking and camping events extremely safe for girls. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females.

Q. How long is the Trek?

Ans. Normally it takes two hours to ascend and two hours to descend.

Q. Can we pay in cash or installment ?

Ans. Sorry we do not accept cash payments. For installment scheme you will have to pay one-time processing fee of Rs.500 per person.

Q. What is the last date of booking the Trek?

Ans. Bookings close once tickets are sold out. Ideally you need to book atleast 2-3 days in advance.

Q. How should I book the event?

Ans. All you have to do is press the book now button on this page and follow the instructions.

Q. How do we get in touch after reaching meeting point?

Ans. We will be creating a whatsapp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding contact person, exact point to meet etc..

Q. Will we be returning at exact time mentioned in the itinerary?

Ans. The Itinerary is for reference purpose only, it is based on average time taken during our previous events. Actual timeline for a particular date depends on Weather conditions, Traffic Conditions, Participants speed and endurance.

Cancellation, Rescheduling & Refund Policy.

  • 90% will be refunded if canceled 15 days (360+ hrs) in advance.

  • 75% will be refunded if canceled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.

  • 50% will be refunded if canceled 05 days (120+ hrs) in advance.

  • 0% refund if canceled in less than 05 days (120 hours) of the event date and time.

  • 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, does not reach the meeting point on the scheduled date and time.

If the event itself gets canceled, you will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for 100% refund. If you need to cancel your current booking and/or reschedule your booking to any other date, it can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent 120 hours prior to the trek. From 0hrs - 120 hours prior to trek date and time, free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 120hours of event date and time. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the trek in the last 5days. The basis of the cancelation policy is to protect the participant and the organizers from undue financial losses arising out of unforeseen situations. If the event gets canceled due to the medical/personal emergency of the organising team member, the participants will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if there is a medical/personal emergency at the participant's end, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss.


Q. Is Ganpati Gadad trek difficult?

Ans.This trek comes under easy grade and the endurance level required is medium during monsoon.

Ganpati Gadad trek is suitable for beginners, Solo travelers, Groups, and experienced trekkers.

Q. What is the ideal time to visit Ganpati Gadad ?

Ans. The ideal time to visit Ganpati Gadad trek is during Monsoon (July to August) and Winters (September to March).

Q. How to reach Ganpati Gadad?

Ans. The easiest way to reach Ganpati Gadad trek is to opt for Pickup and Drop from Mumbai in a private bus arranged by Mischief Treks.

The bus pickup is available from Borivali, Goregaon, Andheri, Bandra, Sion, Chembur, Thane, and Kalyan.

Q. How to reach Ganpati Gadad by own Vehicle/Cab/Car/Bike?

Ans. Ganpati Gadad is at a distance of 104km from Mumbai and it should take around 3 hours to reach Ganpati Gadad.

From Mumbai you need to take the Mumbai - Pune Highway . Then Continue on Eastern Express Hwy Drive from NH160 and NH 61 to Umaroli Bk.

Take dhasai road to your destination and reach Sonavale village (the starting point of this trek).

From the entrance, you have to walk 20 minutes on a tar road which is later followed by the natural trail route of Ganpati Gadad.

Q. How to Reach Ganpati Gadad By Public Transport?

Ans. The closest railway station to Ganpati Gadad is the Kalyan Railway Station.

You can reach Murbad station, from there you can take a bus towards Dhasai village.

From there you can reach Sonavale village which is the base vilage of Ganpati Gadad via a tum-tum or auto.

Q. How to reach Ganpati Gadad by Flight/Airport?

Ans. The nearest International and Domestic Airport to Ganpati Gadad is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

After reaching Mumbai Airport, you can hire a cab or opt for public transport as explained above.

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Ganpati Gadad Trek

  • Venue: Mumbai

  • Address: Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Category: Weekend Getaway | Trek | Event

  • Charges: 750.00 onwards | Discount Offer

  • Event Conducted By: Mischief Treks

  • Official URL:

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